Diet and diabetes: fact and fallacies of current dietary trends

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New dietary ‘cures’ for diabetes are constantly splashed across the pages of newspapers and magazines, and increasingly through the avenue of social media and blogs. But do these latest dietary fads offer any real benefit to people with diabetes? Tim will explore some of the popular dietary trends such as Paleo and low-carb diets promoted for diabetes management and uncover if there is much credence to the claims.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the history of nutrition recommendations for diabetes

2. Appraise the evidence for popular diets in managing diabetes

3. Establish the common themes behind the principles of dietary management of diabetes.



Associate Professor Tim Crowe is a nutrition academic within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and is also an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. He teaches in nutrition dietetics in the areas of nutritional physiology and biochemistry as well as the applied role of nutrition in disease prevention and management, particularly obesity, diabetes and cancer. He is actively involved in several areas of nutrition research including specialised nutrition in the prevention of surgical complications; malnutrition identification; and nutrition support in wound healing.

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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
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